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Lammas Day also known as Loaf Mass Day
General Mark Antony commits suicide by stabbing himself with a sword.
He had mistakenly thought that his lover Cleopatra had already done the same.
Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick, born in New York City
Colorado is admitted as the 38th U.S. state.
Robert Frost's poem The Road Not Taken published in the Atlantic Monthly.
Folk singer-songwriter Ramblin' Jack Elliott born in Brooklyn, New York.
XI Summer Olympics open in Berlin.
Jerry Garcia, vocalist & guitarist for the Grateful Dead, born in San Francisco.
Author, poet, and musician Jim Carroll born in Manhattan, New York.
Glen Gorbous throws a baseball a record 445'10 at a field in Omaha, Nebraska.
Poet Theodore Roethke drowns in a pool which later is filled in and becomes a Zen garden at the Bloedel Reserve.
Charles Whitman wounds 30 & kills 16 from the tower at the University of Texas.
MTV is is born this day. The first video shown is The Buggles tune Video Killed the Radio Star.